New Louis Vuitton Campaign Shot in Cape Town!

It’s amazing being able to view an international Louis Vuitton campaign that’s been shot in Cape Town. But the reason I’m smiling is because I got the opportunity to work on it. As one of the styling assistants on this shoot I found myself on beautiful safari locations a stone’s throw from Cape Town. I had the job of unpacking the beautifully sequinned and feathered catwalk pieces and iconic Monogram trunks before the international team arrived, savouring the opportunity to be up close with these Louis Vuitton crafted creations. Being on the same set as photographer Peter Lindbergh and models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell was a major career highlight. Karen Elson was in the first Vogue I ever bought over a decade and a half ago and has been one of the true iconic supermodels. This campaign would however not be what it is without the natural wildlife and surrounds of Africa from the Atlantis dunes to Stellenbosch. Featuring lion cubs, giraffes and cheetahs,  the “Spirit of Travel” was definitely captured in this unforgettable Spring Summer 2014 campaign.

 

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Trend:Check Mate

We can thank Louis Vuitton for this one. Checkerboard is one of the dominating prints for Spring Summer ’13. From it’s graphic and retro roots, it has reintroduced itself in a variety of different colourways and sizes, from large colourblock areas to transparent fabric blocks and smaller areas of print. Look out for updates on this trend such as Caterina Gatta’s oriental mask print shorts combined with checkerboard print. If top to toe print is not your style you can always include it in the details such as the checkerboard printed smartphone cover by Michael Kors, or tone it down with a fresh white on white checkerboard print. Checkmate!

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Clockwise from top left: Lavish Alice playsuit from Asos, mask print shorts from Caterina Gatta, Michael Kors smartphone cover, Louis Vuitton Spring Summer ’13 campaign, white on white checkerboard dress available from Nasty Gal .